Consciousness, Quantum Coherence and the Brain In 1983, philosopher Joseph Levine proposed that an explanatory gap exists between comprehension of the physical world and consciousness. Matter as we know it is discrete, deterministic, tangible to the organic body, while the mind seems more indivisible, fluid, spontaneous, fleeting, closer to a holistic entity operating unobstructed by … Continue reading Founding Principles of Quantum Neuroscience

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# The Fine Structure Constant and Atomic Theory

The fine structure constant is a dimensionless combination of Coulomb’s constant (k), electric charge (e), Planck's constant (h), and the speed of light (c) in the formula ke2/hc. For any context of units, this constant usually has the same value, approximately 1/137. The maximum quantity of possible paired electron configurations or orbitals in an atom's … Continue reading The Fine Structure Constant and Atomic Theory

# Relativity Theory and the Quantum/Classical Divide: Time Dilation and Contraction in Matter

Philosophy and science have long pondered the nature of time. It has traditionally been viewed as a constant though arbitrary yardstick in relation to which material change is measured, but do the basic equations of physics that employ it support this assumption? Let’s consider: 1. The units of Planck’s constant are joule seconds or (meters^squared) … Continue reading Relativity Theory and the Quantum/Classical Divide: Time Dilation and Contraction in Matter

# Brainstormed Sketches of An Integrated Wave Function for Quantum Physics

Sketch 1: Pilot wave theory envisions matter as consisting in particles whose paths of motion are guided by supradimensional waves. Collapse models describe particles as resulting from mechanisms of condensation within a global wave. Can we combine the idea of supradimensional waves with that of particularization as a concentrated wave to derive an image of … Continue reading Brainstormed Sketches of An Integrated Wave Function for Quantum Physics

# The Anatomy of a Wave, Acceleration Density, and a Theoretical Synthesis

Three of the fundamental equations of quantum physics are: E=mc2, w=P/mv, and E=Pf, where E=energy, m=mass, c=the velocity of light, w=wavelength, f=frequency, v=velocity, and P=Planck’s constant (Smolin, Einstein’s Unfinished Revolution). If the first two equations are solved for mass then equated, with substitution and canceling such that the absolute minimum of variables remain, the simplest … Continue reading The Anatomy of a Wave, Acceleration Density, and a Theoretical Synthesis